Zipperz/Cellblock (Closed Permanently) Formerly: PM Toronto

97% love it
GayCities Members report that Zipperz/Cellblock has closed
Diverse & lively venue with piano bar & dance club
Separate piano and dance bars provide something for everyone.


    • unepettedmanett
      unepettedmanett Over a year ago
      Loves it

      This place is permanently closed.
      Sadly. =(

    • postcub
      postcub Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great neighborhood bar
      PROS:<br> 1) Dance floor<br> 2) Nice front bar<br> 3) Great neighborhood bar<br> 4) Lesbian night Wednesdays<br> 5) Karoke <br><br> CONS:<br> 1) None <br><br> The title says it all.

    • twodearbornhts
      twodearbornhts Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Unsafe bar
      Went to this bar on Saturday evening (9/22/12) and harassed twice by a black guy and when I went to security the individual harassed me in front of security (supposedly this guy knows the owner) and security ignored my complaint refused to escort this individual from the premises. I felt unsafe in the bar and left. The other bars on church street are far superior to this bar and didn't feel threatened at any of the other bars. Sad to say I would not frequent this bar again and recommend those who do to not confront security if they run into this situation. Surprised an owner would allow this type of behavior within his bar.

    • nohointo
      nohointo Over a year ago

      prozac-muzak and retro
      Retro Sundays are pretty good, however the front of the bar is music to suicide by (the "lounge") and in the back is the retro dj/dance floor on Sundays. Dress light even in winter, it heats up fast back there. No refuge in front unless you want to dig your eyes out with a spoon because of the "live" music.

    • AndyHopkin
      AndyHopkin Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Retro Sundays
      The best night at Zippers is Sundays for the Retro music of the 70's, 80's. Avoid on long weekends as the line up is too long and the place gets way too packed.

    • captainRob
      captainRob Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Painfully loud retro sundays
      Love the place but retro Sundays has become so painfully loud that earplugs are required.

    • JonEBbad
      JonEBbad Over a year ago
      Loves it

      good times...
      went out one night bar hopping and stopped in for a few drinks... friendly staff and good music ... was sooo busy during PRIDE 2010 ... soooo many hot hot boys all over

    • jcanada
      jcanada Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Sundays are the best night
      Good music on sunday nights. Can get really hot in the summer.

    • alexivp
      alexivp Over a year ago

      Check out DJ Cory Activate every Saturday night spinning the best in top 40 remixes, old school dance floor classics with a taste of the best in underground house!

    • jasonholliss
      jasonholliss Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Sunday's are lots of fun! People are friendlier than a lot of places in Toronto too, however this is a big myth too, if you approach people they usually will talk to anyone, in response to a previous comment!

    • creemore1ca
      creemore1ca Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Best is retro sundays
      These are busiest on long weeekends get there before 10pm on long weekends to avoid line-up. Hit and miss rest of time.

    • dustin12
      dustin12 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      As good as it gets in Toronto
      The usual amount of twinks and girls screaming all over the place and pushing people out of the way...but there are some guys in their 30's and older. No way you can meet them but at least there is a place in Toronto where they still can be seen. Staff are unfriendly, but what the hell that is part of TO's charm. If you are from out of town it may be hard to get used to. The music is ok. The dance floor lights are so bright that if you happen to look up as the DJ is spewing out what he thinks is art, you will probably lose your sight. For Toronto it is as good as it gets. As for character and are in the wrong city for that.

    • Gaylegman
      Gaylegman Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Sunday Night is when I go
      Sunday is Retro Night I'm 47 and I like this night because it attracts more people in my age group (although I have seen more younger guys as of late). Also the music reminds me of when I used to go dancing every night of the week. Don't have quite as much energy now a s I did then :)